Presenting for product managers - develop your skills for every situation

BY Eira Hayward on July 10, 2020

Like it or not, presenting and public speaking are vital skills for a product manager. You may have to beat down your imposter syndrome when you stand up and speak, but mastering these skills will ensure you can communicate confidently, present complex ideas to stakeholders, and share your vision, strategy and plans effectively with your Read more »

Developing Presence and Confidence: Advice on Vocals, Gesture and Movement

BY Olena Skyrta on July 10, 2020

Advice on vocals, gesture and movement when public speaking from Olena Skyrta, co-founder of Speak2Me. Confidence and presence play a big part in presentation success but they don’t come naturally to everyone. In fact, three in four people have a fear of public speaking and, for a long time, I was one of them, I used to Read more »

An Imposter’s Guide to Giving Presentations

BY Rik Higham on October 15, 2019

Whether you’re a product person prepping for an important in-house presentation, working up the courage to step on stage at a big conference like #mtpcon, or just want to brush up on your public speaking skills, this practical guide will help you to prepare a killer presentation. I fall through the cracks between an extrovert Read more »

Want to Speak at MTP Engage Manchester? Apply for Free Training in Public Speaking

BY Adam Warburton on July 31, 2019

Hopefully you’ve heard the news; MTP Engage Manchester will be back on 6th and 7th February 2020 – and even better than before! Last year, we had a fabulous array of speakers (you can see some of their talks here), ranging from voices from our local ProductTanks to internationally renowned speakers. All last year’s talks went Read more »

How to Give a Great Product Talk

BY Gibson Biddle on January 7, 2019

Have you ever watched a speaker and said to yourself, “I could do that!”? Are you interested in building your network to accelerate recruiting or to discover new opportunities? Or, like me, do you love new creative outlets and teaching? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then I hope you enjoy Read more »

Help us to get More Women on Stage at MTP Engage Hamburg

BY Petra Wille on November 22, 2018

Speaker diversity is an important discussion to have when organising a conference. We all work and live in international and diverse communities, so our conferences should reflect this reality. These days, everyone checks the gender ratio when they scroll through the speakers list. I’ve been part of the curation team for the first two MTP Engage conferences Read more »

Give Public Speaking a try and get Ready for a Bigger Stage

BY Petra Wille on November 15, 2018

We all love to attend product conferences and events like ProductTank. It’s where we learn, where we meet our tribe, and where we exchange experiences. But, as co-organiser for MTP Engage Hamburg (and I’m sure every other organiser of such events will agree), it’s hard to find speakers. It’s not hard to find people with Read more »

What it takes to speak at Mind the Product

BY Martin Eriksson on April 18, 2017

As the curator of 4 in-person product conferences and a number of digital product conferences, my team and I are approached all the time with the same question” ‘how do I get on the #mtpcon stage?’. Of course, we only have so many #mtpcon speaking slots each year, and we review hundreds  — if not Read more »